Quilting Bee is a provocation to discover the games possible within the materials provided. I envision this as being a space for invention, with few to no dictated rules, though some guidelines could be included such as group colours together, build a repeating pattern, or images of traditional quilt blocks.
This piece will be made of a wall filled with a grid of nails (or sccrews, I'm still testing materials) There will be a wide variety of coloured/patterned tiles for players to place, arrange, and rearrange to their hearts' content creating new and different patterns and systems of organization. The tiles will have holes in the center so that they can be individually rotated as well as placed.
Set up a similar board where the tiles are polaroids of the other board. These polaroids are taken every 30 (or 20 or 10) minutes as a document of what the community has made and how it changes. Because the pieces are themselves tiles, the documentation board is also continuously evolving and mirrors the original piece.
Set up multiple boards of varying sizes, color palettes, or tile materials (for example fabric, laminate, metal, etc.) This would allow more people to participate and would create an inviting space for community to form
Mostly fabric tile materials, cut in traditional American quilt pattern pieces. Quilts are usually laid out before sewing together and when my grandma made quilts my mother and I would often work together shifting the pattern until it felt right.
Really lean into that whole bee thing and make the board and the tiles all hexagons...Because puns.
(Also, googling "what colours do bees like" led me to this, which feels like a particularly open ended rule set:
“Bees have good color vision to help them find flowers and the nectar and pollen they offer. Flower colors that particularly attract bees are blue, purple, violet, white, and yellow. Plant flowers in clumps.”)